Farah Khan Shares Malaika Arora’s Favourite Dish Is Yakhni Pulao
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It feels like the sets of Jhalak Dikhla Jaa 11 are less about dancing and more about food reels because every week, Farah Khan shares what the judges and host have for lunch. A new reel posted by the director, choreographer, and actor has a sumptuous spread in the vanity where Rithvik Dhanjani and Malaika Arora were spotted eager to dig into the dishes.

Ahead of the shooting of the next episode, the judges and hosts were seen indulging in a hearty meal as Malaika Arora shared that she had lost her voice because she was working overtime for the show. Farah Khan also joked that her dense voice sounded similar to actor Amitabh Bachchan, while Rithvik Dhanjani found it hot. 

Here are a few dishes that the celebs were enjoying, 

Roasted Chicken

One of the dishes on the table was roasted chicken, a delicacy that Malaika Arora seemed not to get enough of. She was spotted eager to carve into the flavourful pieces of chicken. It is prepared by exposing the chicken or its pieces to fire to get the smokey and charred flavours locked into the meat. 

This popular North Indian delicacy is usually prepared on a grill, making it easier to cook the meat from all sides using a rotisserie. Tandoori chicken is one of its variants that is prepared by marinating the meat first with a mixture of yoghurt and spices. Meat is then added to skewers and cooked until the surface looks charred. 

Roasted chicken is also considered a healthier version of other chicken dishes because it has a lower amount of cholesterol and saturated fats. It is also packed with iron, vitamin B12, and protein. It is considered an excellent source of protein and makes for a lip-smacking meal for lunch or dinner. 

Yakhni Pulao

Farah Khan got yakhni pulao from her home which she claimed was Malaika Arora’s favourite dish. It is a one-pot rice dish often cooked with meat and stock. One of the common ways to prepare the stock is to cook the meat and vegetables in it. Later, the rice is poured into the fragrant and flavourful mix.

Originating in Persia, this dish is usually prepared with mutton. However, many people also cook it with chicken pieces. With the varied dietary preferences, vegan and vegetarian versions of this also exist. It is usually served with raita on the side. 

The first description of yakhni is found in Medieval Persia where it was made using red meat. Yakhni pulao was reportedly brought to India by Mughal emperors. Indian spices like cinnamon, coriander seeds, bay leaf, nutmeg, and cumin seeds add more flavour to this delicious dish.